Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses, blocking the airway. This may occur 30 times or more an hour and causes you to stop breathing anywhere from 10 seconds to 3 minutes.
The recommended treatment is to receive an oral appliance that will help reduce and eliminate snoring, helping you breathe easier throughout the night. Oral appliances work in two ways: First, they move the tongue and jaw forward to create more space in the airway. Second, by holding the jaw forward, they provide support to the airway and soft palate.